Sixth Generation The Kalos region awaits! Explore the first 3D Pokémon region while putting a stop to Team Flare. Then, revisit the Hoenn region with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!

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    6th gen is my 3rd favorite. I've only played Omega Ruby, not X or Y. But it was one of my favorite games in the series. I still prefer gen 2 and gen 3, but playing X/Y could change my opinion though.
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      Eh, my relationship with gen 6 is a bit complicated. I do like many of things it featured, including: character customization (and I feel it was better executed in Kalos than in Alola), fairies, 3D (though I was quite sad to see the sprites go), and the new Pokémon were pretty great overall. In fact, Espurr is likely my second favourite Pokémon of all time, and Xerneas is currently my top legendary. Kalos is also pretty cool geographically.

      However, on the more negative side of things, there were a fair few issues I found with Gen 6. The first is X/Y's storyline, it's fairly weak, which is even more glaring considering how strong its predecessor was plot-wise. Gen 5 also featured developed rivals, a super-interesting evil team, and involved gym leaders; none of these things made it over to Kalos.

      ORAS, oddly enough, didn't captivate me the way I thought it was. I can't even pinpoint concrete reasons for this, I just lost interest before finishing the main story. I may replay it and try using a different team to see if that helps, but yeah. I was sad you couldn't decorate your room or unlock the older outfits (could have made a cool reward for beating the evil team, for example).

      I was also going through an extremely rough time when Gen 6 kicked off, and things didn't get better for a long time. It's possible the ongoing difficulties influenced how I reflect upon this gen. That being said though, I'm very grateful that I had X when I did, and it helped distract me from what was happening. My X team is quite special to me, they saw me through grief and medical difficulties.
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        Eh, my relationship with gen 6 is a bit complicated. I do like many of things it featured, including: character customization (and I feel it was better executed in Kalos than in Alola), fairies, 3D (though I was quite sad to see the sprites go), and the new Pokémon were pretty great overall. In fact, Espurr is likely my second favourite Pokémon of all time, and Xerneas is currently my top legendary. Kalos is also pretty cool geographically.

        However, on the more negative side of things, there were a fair few issues I found with Gen 6. The first is X/Y's storyline, it's fairly weak, which is even more glaring considering how strong its predecessor was plot-wise. Gen 5 also featured developed rivals, a super-interesting evil team, and involved gym leaders; none of these things made it over to Kalos.

        ORAS, oddly enough, didn't captivate me the way I thought it was. I can't even pinpoint concrete reasons for this, I just lost interest before finishing the main story. I may replay it and try using a different team to see if that helps, but yeah. I was sad you couldn't decorate your room or unlock the older outfits (could have made a cool reward for beating the evil team, for example).

        I was also going through an extremely rough time when Gen 6 kicked off, and things didn't get better for a long time. It's possible the ongoing difficulties influenced how I reflect upon this gen. That being said though, I'm very grateful that I had X when I did, and it helped distract me from what was happening. My X team is quite special to me, they saw me through grief and medical difficulties.
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        Simply put: 5 = 4 > 3 > 2 > 7 > 6 > 1

        I couldn't have ranked B/W above Gen. 4 and Gen. 3 at the time, but B2/W2 were huge improvements and made it into some of my favourite in the series. The animated 2D sprites really brought the Pokémon to life without sacrificing the charm of 2D sprites, too.

        Sun/Moon are in the same boat right now. I couldn't rank them above OR/AS and HG/SS right now, but I'm hoping that US/UM will deliver just as well as B2/W2 did. I might be able to bring Gen. 7 into second place then.


        The problem with Gen. 6 (a.k.a. X/Y) is that they released the game in (imo) a very incomplete state.

        - Platinum, HG/SS, B/W and B2/W2 shipped with a second round of the Elite Four, at higher levels and with better teams. In X/Y, we got Elite Four members that had only 4 Pokémon and who never upgraded past the first run through. In a game where the only other real alternative to training Pokémon in the post-game is to fight the same 5 trainers over and over again at a restaurant, I'd at least appreciate having a higher level Elite Four to battle with better and fuller teams.

        - There is nothing to do in the post-game... unless you enjoy competitive battling. Because the only new things they really brought to the table with X/Y is QoL improvements to breeding and EV training for competitive, and they didn't bother including anything else. They had a lot of really good content in previous games that provided a lot of replay value, why didn't they include any of it?

        - There was a very obvious plot point with Zygarde that was abandoned. Were they planning to do a Z version where this would be expanded upon? Maybe XZ/YZ versions? Whether they did or not, this was left incomplete.

        - While not necessarily a point against the games, I much preferred the 2D sprites aesthetic of Gen. 5 to everything-is-3D-models of Gen. 6, and it doesn't help that Pokémon colors are washed out on the 3D models.

        They basically fixed all of my complaints with OR/AS (aside from the aesthetics I just mentioned), but to rank Gen. 6 higher just because of OR/AS would be an insult to OR/AS. It shouldn't have to be picking up X/Y's slack.
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          gen 6 honestly felt too short. like what really did we get? X/Y ORAS and Super Mystery Dungeon, that was it. considering there was a 4 year gap between diamond/pearl and black/white and in that time we saw remakes, a third version and a plethora of side games including 3 pokemon ranger games, a pokemon mystery dungeon game an its expansion version. a new stadium style 3d battle game and several more. 3 games form gen 6 just feels like a let down.

          though then again this could be the norm nowadays and after USUM we could be looking at gen 8 in a years time. i hope not.

          but yeah gen 6 is low for me, not as low as Gen 1 or Gen 3 but low still, probably 3rd bottom ahead of Gen 3 and Gen 1
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            X/Y are the games I liked the least personally. The story was boring, I didn't like the rivals, and there were very few memorable characters.

            OR/AS on the other hand were fantastic. If they had included the Battle Frontier (still salty about that honestly) they'd be my favorite games.
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            I liked some things and really didn't like other things. Kalos wasn't very fun, for example, but battle gameplay was very fun compared to gens before it.

            It's not my fav, probably on the lower half of my fav gens list.
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              1: Gen 2
              2: Gen 6
              3: Gen 1
              4: Gen 3
              5: Gen 5
              6: Gen 7

              I mainly rank them on time I played them, not for plotlines (Didn’t realize Pokemon games had plotlines until someone mentioned it on here). I figure if I spend a lot of time in a game I must like it. I played gen 2 for over 10 years, I’ve maxed the time out in gen 6 thanks to picking up shiny hunting in this gen. In comparison I realized pretty early on I wasn’t as interested in gens 3, 5 and 7. The latter I played for maybe a couple weeks.

              I haven’t played Gen 4. I have purchased some of the games recently but I’m more interested in shiny hunting in gen 6 right now.
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